Cynthia McKinney - a waste
Browsing around the net today, I came across another story about this woman. I do not refer to her as a Congresswoman because I think to do so would be a disservice to those serving in Congress. Curiosity getting the best of me, I traveled to her website to see what she thinks. Know what I learned, she's a waste of time and money.
She "showcased" her legislation at the Hip Hop Power Shop. What legislation? HR's 2554 and 4968. They deal with MLK and Tupac. She wants the files on them made public - whatever. What gets me is this statement - two outstanding African-Americans, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and song artist Tupac Amaru Shakur. Outstanding? I'll grant you that MLK was a great man trying to make good changes but the world knows that he plagiarized like it was nobody's business. Still, I liked him and admired him for his efforts.
Tupac? Please. He was a criminals criminal. I do not dispute that he had talent but he had eight arrests by the time he was in his twenties. I know, he was a product of his environment and all that yadda yadda. Crap! AFTER his second album reached fourth on the charts and AFTER he was in the movie Poetic Justice with Janet Jackson, he went to prison for sexual assault.
Is Tupac really the type of person that should be lifted up as an example of an "outstanding" African-American? Not in my humble opinion. How about Colin or Condi? That's right, they're Republicans so they don't count. Off the top of my head, I dare say that Barack Obama is a much more outstanding AMERICAN (not just African-American) than Tupac.
Cynthia, you're done. Your party has abandoned you as a casualty and they were right to do so. Maybe the person to take your place will actually do something and not just take up space in Congress.